A high-performance computer system that analyzes multiple data streams from many sources live. The word stream in stream computing is used to mean pulling in streams of data, processing the data and streaming it back out as a single flow. Stream computing uses software algorithmsthat analyzes the data in real time as it streams in to increase speed and accuracy when dealing with data handling and analysis.
In June 2007, IBM announced its stream computing system, called System S. This system runs on 800 microprocessors and the System S software enables software applications to split up tasks and then reassemble the data into an answer. ATI Technologies also announced a stream computing technology that describes its technology that enables the graphics processors (GPUs) to work in conjunction with high-performance, low-latency CPUs to solve complex computational problems. ATI’s stream computing technology is derived from a class of applications that run on the GPU instead of a CPU.
Streaming or media streaming is a technique for transferring data so that it can be processed as a steady and continuous stream. Streaming technologies are becoming increasingly important with the growth of the Internet because most users do not have fast enough access to download large multimedia files quickly. With streaming, the client browser or […]
A method of highlighting text by drawing a horizontal line through the characters. This text, for example, has strikeout formatting. Many word processors support edit modes in which deleted sections are displayed with strikeouts. This is particularly effective in workgroups where two or more people are editing the same document. Strikeout is also called strikethrough.
The term used to describe the process of distributing data across several storage devices to improve performance.
See disk striping.
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(strâng pas´wërd) (n.) A password that is difficult to detect by both humans and computer programs, effectively protecting data from unauthorized access. A strong password consists of at least six characters (and the more characters, the stronger the password) that are a combination of letters, numbers and symbols (@, #, $, %, etc.) if allowed. […]